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2011 Ah Ha Grant Investments

2011 Ah Ha Grant Investments awarded November 2011

Capacity Building Fund, which helps organizations enhance their operations with initiatives such as strategic planning, staff development and succession planning:

Compeer Lancaster, a program of Mental Health America, $10,000
Lancaster Farmland Trust, $10,000
North Museum of Natural History & Science, $10,000
SouthEast Lancaster Health Services Inc., $10,000
Lancaster County Council of Churches, $8,000

Long-Term Creative Solutions Matching Fund, which supports solutions to long-standing problems such as poverty, homelessness and education with matching funds:

Spanish American Civic Association, $150,000
Community First Fund, $100,000
Lancaster County Medical Foundation, $100,000
Southeast Lancaster Health Services Inc., $100,000
Community Life Network of Columbia — Compass Mark (fiscal sponsor), $50,000

Creative Solutions Matching Fund, which leverages additional funds to support creative solutions to community issues:

Diamond Street Early Childhood Center, $50,000
Lancaster Farmland Trust, $50,000
Water Street Health Services, $50,000
Lancaster Foundation for Educational Enrichment, $40,000
Thaddeus Stevens Foundation, $38,655
Catholic Charities Diocese of Harrisburg Inc., $37,900
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, $30,000
Power Packs Projects, $15,000
Bethany Christian Services, $15,000

Social Enterprise Planning Fund, which provides organizations funding to explore social enterprises that could support their operations:

Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board, $20,000
Mayor’s Office of Special Events, $17,000
Downtown Ephrata Inc., $15,400
Community Action Program of Lancaster County, $12,000
Assets Lancaster, $9,500

Ah-Ha Seed Fund, which gives small grants to support creative, grassroots community projects with potential to catalyze change:

Brightside Opportunities Center, $5,000
Imani Edu-Tainers African Dance, $5,000
Keystone Art & Culture Center, $5,000
Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board, $5,000
Theatre for Transformation (YWCA of Lancaster), $5,000


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